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the final hours. violence in the final hours. violence in egypt as time ticks down to a deadline imposed by the egyptian military on president mohamed morsi. meet the demands of protesters, or face an intervention by the army. health care delays. the white house makes a surprise announcement. the key come opponent of president obama's health care law will be pushed back for a year. homer bailey for the second time in his major league career has tossed a no-hitter. >> and the cincinnati reds celebrate a no-hitter by ace homer bailey, his second in less than a year. captioning funded by cbs than a year. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, july 3rd, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green.
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well, the clock is ticking for egyptian president mohamed morsi. morsi has until later this morning to give in to the anti-government protesters or face a military takeover. this is cairo's historic tahrir square. last night it was packed with hundreds of thousands calling for morsi to step down. violence between supporters and opponents left at least 23 dead. in a defiant speech hours ago, morsi said he would not give up his office and was willing to give up his life. now, clarissa ward is in cairo this morning. clarissa, i imagine the mood is quite tense. >> reporter: that's exactly right, anne-marie. tensions are really sky high here. nobody knows exactly what is going to happen when the military deadline expires at 5:00 p.m. local, but there are fears that this is not going to be pretty. a muslim brotherhood leader today said that, in fact, his
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supporters would not take any, quote, armed rebellion without revolting against that, and yesterday president morsi in his long and rambling speech said that he has no intention of stepping down, that he was going to stick to his guns, and that he would effectively be willing to give his life to protect the constitution. that really flies in the face of what the protesters behind me are demanding, which is his immediate resignation. and, of course, the fear the fear is if the military does intervene at 5:00 local time, both sides are going to be confronting each other violently or on the streets. last night we saw violent clashes on the streets. at least 16 people killed. people carries ak-47s and flash grenades on the street. people very concerned with what comes next. >> clarissa, before you go, what position is the u.s. taking in all of this? >> reporter: well, egypt is one
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of the u.s.'s most important middle east allies and really the u.s. is calling on all sides to try to let cooler heads prevail here and try to enforce some calm, listen to the needs of the people. but there's also a sense that the u.s. doesn't want to interfere explicitly in another country's internal affairs, but certainly they're watching everything on the ground very closely. >> everybody is, i think, clarissa clariss ward in cairo. well, this morning business news is applauding the fact that president obama's major health care law has been postponed. the so-called mandate has been delayed until 2015. tara mergener is in washington and has more on that. good morning, tara. >> good moving, anne-marie. 80s one of the most controversial provisions in the headlight care law and while many businesses are welcoming this delay, opponents say it's another sign of trouble for the president's plan.
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the white house surprised many with an announcement that businesses with more than 50 people will now have another year before they are required to provide health insurance to their employees. >> when you're implementing a program this large, there will be some glitches. there are going to be some hiccups. >> in addition to moving the the program back to 2015, the white house will work to improve the application from a bulky 21 pages down to three and will possibly induce layoffs in order to follow the cut-off of 50 workers. congress is home for the holiday break but for congressional republicans who have voted dozens of times to repeal the health care law, the white house might have just as well made the fourth of july feel like christmas. speaker of the house john boehner issued a statement declaring this announcement means even the obama administration knows the train wreck will only get worse and it underscores the need to repeal the law and replace it with
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effective patient centered reforms. and senator hatch jumped on the fact that this will only affect businesses. individuals will still be required to have health insurance beginning in january 2014, or they will be subject to tax penalties. he said that the obama administration is putting off its job-killing requirement on employers but not individuals and families shows how deeply flawed the president's signature domestic policy achievement is. and critics also call this a political move aimed at putting off implementation until after the 2014 midterm elections. anne-marie? >> tara mergener in washington. thank you, tara. well, this morning, that arizona wildfire that killed 19 firefighters is 18% contained. the lone survivor of the elite crew was acting as a lookout and warned his colleagues that the fire had changed directions.
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meanwhile the community is trying to come to grips with its loss. marlie hall reports. >> reporter: 19 purple balloons floated silently over the skies of prescott, arizona. the vigil was held for 19 firefighters who died battling a massive wildfire. this is our first look at the area where members of the arizona hotshots died in prescott, arizona. the elite team was cut off by wind-whipped flames. >> once the winds pick up, it really starts to become a problem and makes it very difficult to control the fire and get after it. >> reporter: the hotshots were last heard from at 4:00 p.m. sunday as they were moving to fight the fire between two ridges. a national weather service station several miles away reported a rapid change in the direction and speed of the wind. what was a south-southeast wind began gusting from the north at 40 miles an hour and quickly overtook them. the fire station here in prescott, arizona, has become a makeshift memorial. some come here to mourn
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firefighters, others to mourn friends. sunday gonzalez grew up with julia ashcraft whose husband andrew is among the dead. she's taking pictures of grief and gratitude for the four ashcraft children. >> it's just heartbreaking those kids will have to live without their dad. i just hope later on this might bring them peace. >> reporter: julia said her children are too young to understand. >> i told them their dad loves them and is with you and they call him their angel. >> reporter: formal memorial services are pending. marlie hall, cbs news, prescott, arizona. the director of national intelligence has apologized to congress for an answer he gave while testifying about the nsa surveillance program revealed by edward snowden. during testimony in march james clapper was asked if the nsa gathered information on millions of americans.
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at first clapper said no, and then he said, not wittingly. in a letter to the intelligence committee he said his answer was clearly erroneous. >> and the plane that was carried evo morales was rerouted because it was believed edward snowden was on the plane. france and portugal refused to let the plane cross their airspace. the plane was diverted to vienna. officials in austria and vienna say snowden was not on board. well, coming up on the "morning news," inside job. a former executive at the famed tiffany jewelry store is accused in a million-dollar heist. this is the "cbs morning news." tiffany jewelry store is accused in a million-dollar heist. this is the "cbs morning news."
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people watched in horror as people watched in horror as two teen age girls dangling at
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the end of a parasail slammed into a 13-story hotel. then they hit a condominium, a power line, and a parked car. they're currently in critical condition. the 17-year-olds are from indiana and were parasailing monday in panama city beach, florida, when high winds caused the line to snap. well, on the "cbs moneywatch," car sales rev up, and a former tiffany jewelry executive busted for stealing. erica ferrari is here in new york with that and more. good morning, erica. >> good morning, anne-marie. car sales went into overdrive last month. automakers said tuesday they sold 1.4 million vehicles. auto data reports that sales from january to june topped 7.8 million, making that the best first half since 2007. asian markets saw profit makers move in. tokyo's nikkei lost half a percent, breaking a four-day winning streak. hong kong's hang seng dropped more than 2%. on wall street positive news
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about the economy sent stocks up on monday but the turmoil in the middle east dragged them back down. the dow fell 42 points to close at just over 16,000. the nasdaq slipped one point. the crisis in egypt sent the price of oil soaring. a barrel of crude is now above $100 for the first time since last september. a possible drop in the u.s. stockpile of crude is also driving up the cost. a civil rights group has filed a complaint against whole foods. they claim a store in new mexico discriminates against spanish-speaking employees. last month two workers say they were suspended after complaining about a policy that prevent themselves from speaking spanish on the job. whole food says they have revised the rule. and a former executive at tiffany's has been arrested. ingrid lederhaas-okun was in court on tuesday. officials say her job allowed her to take jewelry out of the store, but instead of returning it, she sold it for more than a million dollars.
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in february tiffany's let okun go as part of a companywide downsizing. if convicted, she could get 30 years. anne-marie? >> i guess diamonds are not always a girl's best friend. thank you erica. erica ferrari here in new york. straight ahead, your weather and in sports, homer bailey silence s the bats. and i've been pretty well banged up but the worst pain i've experienced was when i had shingles. when i went to the clinic, the nurse told me that it was a result of having had chickenpox. i wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.
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forecast in some cities around the country. lots of rain. new york, thunderstorms. miami, thunderstorms. and thunderstorms in chicago as well. dallas will be partly sunny with a high of 90. los angeles, clouds and then sun. and time now for a check of the national forecast. showers and thunderstorms will stretch from the south all the way up to new england. but it could stay dry right along the east coast. it will be mainly dry across much of the midwest, and in the west, the heat will continue, but it's not expected to be quite as hot. in sports it had been ten months and 17 starts since cincinnati reds pitcher homer bailey tossed a no-hitter, and on tuesday night, he did it again. he strikes out nine san francisco hitters and takes a perfect game through six innings. his only blemish was a seventh inning walk to gregor blanco and with two outs and a no-hitter on the line, blanco came to the
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plate again. >> homer bailey. ground ball to third. raise your gloves. throw to first and homer bailey for the second time in his major league career has tossed a no-hitter! >> the reds win the game, 3-0. afterward bailey said he didn't feel settled in until late in the game. >> reporter: at what point did you feel you were pitching in a group tonight? >> seven. seventh inning. you know, i had to look at the scoreboard. he had a great heads-up play. i was a little late getting to the bachlgt going into the eighth and ninth, i thought, why the hell not. here we go again. >> bailey had a no-hitter last september. no one has thrown a no-hitter since then. in minnesota, the twins gave the all-time save leader a rocking chair made of broken backs. the 43-year-old is hanging it up after 19 seasons in the majors. he scored one out in the years,
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they win 7-3. and speaking of aging yankees stars, alex rodriguez saw his first baseball action of 2013. a-rod went hitless in two at-bats for the single a charleston river dogs. he's rehabbing after undergoing hip surgery in january. all of the americans are out in the quarterfinals. in the women's quarterfinals, slone stevens fell to marion bartoli in straight sets. none of the four women in the semifinals has won a grand slam tournament and the men's quarterfinals are today. when we return, firearms and flights. a look at the alarming number of passengers who try to bring loaded guns through airport security. >> announcer: sports sponsored by touch of gray. get the best of both worlds.
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the country. washington, d.c., thunderstorms. thunderstorms in atlanta and st. louis as well. sunshine in denver, 84 the high. seattle also. mostly sunny. officials say there was no coverup in the crash of twa flight 800. a documentary set to air this month claims new evidence proves that a missile downed the jumbo jet, but at a briefing tuesday, officials say they stand by their original conclusion, an accidental fuel explosion caused the plane to go down in 1996. 230 people were killed. the tsa says the number of armed passengers is on the rise. last year they confiscated more than 1,500 firearms. that's up 17% from the year before. but in the first six months of this year, screeners found 894 guns. that's a 30% increase over the
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same period in 2012. in may the tsa set a record. they found 65 guns in one week, 45 were loaded, and 15 had bullets in the chamber. well, lawyers for george zimmerman believe prosecutors could finish presenting their case as early as today, and then the defense will start calling witnesses next week. and as susan mcginnis tells us, testimony began tuesday with prosecutors doing some damage control. >> reporter: with detective chris serino back on the witness starngsd the prosecutors zeroed in on george zimmerman's language while describing trayvon martin to the police. >> calling somebody, pardon my language, punks? >> that is ill will and spite. >> reporter: prosecutors must prove ill will, spite, or crazed mind to get a second-degree murder. serino was a prosecutor witness, but some of his testimony seemed
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to bolster the defense. prosecutors started the day trying to undo the damage. earlier in testimony he said he found zimmerman's story to be credible. the prosecution urged the judge to strike it from the record. the judge called it an improper comment. the prosecution tried instead to focus serino on inconsistencies with the story about the unarmed teenager but under cross-examination serino stuck to his original account. >> he was, in fact, consistent throughout the count, correct? >> yes, he was. >> reporter: next on the stand was mark os terman. he described george zimmerman as the best friend he ever had. >> george said trayvon grabbed his head and start bashing his head on the concrete. >> reporter: the medical examiner described the injuries as insignificant. >> they were not life-threatening. they were very insignificant. >> reporter: zimmerman has pleetded not guilty, claiming
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self-defense. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," jack ford will have analysis of the zimmerman trial. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." your home and auto insurance together. i'll just press this, and you'll save on both. ding! ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, llllet's get ready to bundlllllle... [ holding final syllable ] oh, yeah, sorry! let's get ready to bundle and save. guilty, claiming self-defense. now, that's progressive. oh, i think i broke my spleen! home insurance provided and serviced by third party insurers. i don't miss out... you sat out most of our game yesterday! asthma doesn't affect my job... you were out sick last week. my asthma doesn't bother my family... you coughed all through our date night! i hardly use my rescue inhaler at all. what did you say? how about - every day? coping with asthma isn't controlling it.
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last week the u.s. supreme court issue add ruling in a child custody case that one justice called heartbreaking. the case centered around an american-indian girl. as elaine quijano reports, her biological father cited a 1978 law to claim custody of her. >> reporter: 3-year-old veronica lives in oklahoma with her biological father dustin brown and his wife robin. >> she's full of energy, always racing to do anything. >> she loves animals. she loves mommy and daddy dearly. >> reporter: but veronica spent her first two years in south carolina with this couple. they were at her birth in 2009 and brought her home believing
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they could adopt her. before brown's national guard unit was sent to iraq, he sent a text message and signed paperwork surrendering his parental rights. >> i didn't think i was signing, you know, giving up everything, you know, not wanting to have anything to do with my child. i mean that's my daughter. >> reporter: when brown found out about the adoption plan, he invoked a 1978 federal law that protects americans from being separated from their tribe. brown is a cherokee indian. >> i can't forget what my grandmother told me and what i learned when i was growing up. i said i can't provide that. >> reporter: a south carolina court agrees and ordered veronica be given to brown. the supreme court voted 5-4 that the 1978 law did not apply in this case. justice samuel alito wrote brown abandoned the indian child
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before birth and never had custody of the child. >> reporter: when you hear that, what goes through your mind? >> i never abandoned my child. >> reporter: but you said yes in that text message, and you signed the paperwork before you left for iraq. >> right. and that was one of the dumbest decisions i made. >> playing tag. >> reporter: oh. you like to play tag? but the justices also decided to leave the custody in the hands of a south carolina court. the couple who want her back declined a request for a interview said we're missing veronica like crazy and are anxious to see and talk to and hold her again. >> reporter: have you begun to talk about what kind of situation could happen here? >> no. there's no parent that should have to have that conversation with their child and say, hey, you're going somewhere else. you won't be able to see me again. >> reporter: south carolina supreme court will have to decide what's in veronica's best
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interest. staying with her biological father or returning to the couple who raised her for two years. elaine quijano, cbs news, outside tulsa, oklahoma. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," we'll go live to cairo for the latest on the political turmoil in egypt. and a look at new airport security measures. that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning. it's wednesday, july 3. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm anne makovec in for michelle griego. it is just about 4:30. >> and there is a flicker of light at the end of the bart tunnel. bart and the unions were back
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at the bargaining table. they just finished about an hour and a half ago after another nightmarish commute for people forced to take all the ferries and the buses around the bay. but unfortunately, even if there is a deal it's too little too late for this morning's commute. let's check with elizabeth wenger on our traffic this morning. >> thanks. i'm hoping. july 3rd, the day before a long holiday weekend approaching, hopefully today traffic will be better than the last two days because commuters are weary of it now. here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. once again no bart service this morning. so we are seeing slight delays not much but your usual ones right there approaching the cash lanes. fastrak users get by fine across the upper deck. let's check the drive times. out of the altamont pass, looks good. nimitz through oakland and the eastshore freeway no delays. no big hot spots out there now. bart systemwide of course no service. but they are offering those

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